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Vanasthali enter final

KATHMANDU: Siddhartha Vanasthali and At Service Club have set the championship date in the third Sujan Memorial Six-A-Side Football Tournament on Wednesday. Vanasthali beat Kumari Youth Club 2-0 on goals from Subin Shrestha and Buddha Lama. In the other semi-final, At Service eased to a comfortable 4-1 victory over Nawa Jyoti Youth Club. Pankaj Lama and Sunil Shrestha struck two goals apiece for At Service. Lok Bandhu Gurung pulled one back for Nawa Jyoti. — HNS

Manju gets donation

KATHMANDU: The National Sports Council (NSC) temporary employees struggle committee on Tuesday donated Rs 24,100 for the treatment of former taekwondo international Manju Tuladhar. The eighth South Asian Federation (SAF) silver medallist Tuladhar was recently diagnosed with failed kidneys and doctors have advised her for transplantation at the earliest. Tuladhar also has a gold medal under her belt at the second National Games in 1983 apart from bronze medals at the Asian Taekwondo Championship in 1998 and the third National Games in 1985. — HNS

Symbolic protest

ITAHARI: A 20-minute football was played on Wednesday in Itahari demanding the construction of a regional stadium. The football played in the main road forced complete shut down of the vehicular movement along the east-west highway during the period. The protest was led by national footballer Surendra Tamang and was participated in by various quarters of the society. The game was organised after the cabinet delayed decision on the budget allocated for the construction of stadium, Eastern Region Stadium Struggle Committee said on Wednesday. — HNS

Martial Art tourney

KATHMANDU: Nepal Jitkundo Association (NJA) is organising the first Nepal Cup International Martial Art Tournament here from October 16. In all 60 players from Nepal, 30 from India and 10 from the US will vie for 30 gold medals in the tournament, said the NJA president Shiva Bahadur Thapa here on Wednesday. — HNS

Brazil, Ghana in final

CAIRO: Four-time champions Brazil will play Ghana in the final of the Under-20 World Cup here on Friday after both sides safely negotiated their semi-finals. Brazil beat Costa Rica 1-0 thanks to a sublime finish by Alan Kardec. Ghana had earlier beaten Hungary 3-2, a brace from Dominic Adiyiah setting up a healthy lead for the Africans by the half-hour. In a thrilling final 20 minutes, Marko Futacs pulled back a goal in the 73rd but Ghana sealed their win through a Abeiku Quansah strike although Adam Balajti made for a nervous end with a second for Hungary. — AFP

Samaranch taken ill

MONTE CARLO: Former IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch on Tuesday suffered a mild heart attack and was taken to hospital in Monaco as a precaution. Samaranch, 89, was taken ill at the Grimaldi Forum, where he was attending the Sportel international sports television festival. He was taken to hospital, an official source said, where tests revealed an irregular heartbeat, but a medical source said he had responded well to treatment. — AFP